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PostSubject: WHAT IS THE TRUE RELIGION?   Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:46 pm

WHAT IS THE TRUE REGION?

ANYBODY KNOWS THE TRUE RELIGION?

HOW DO WE KNOW THE TRUE RELIGION?

WHO ARE THEY?

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PostSubject: Re: WHAT IS THE TRUE RELIGION?   Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:53 pm

How many religions are there in the world from which to locate the "true" one?

According to David Barrett and team, there are 19 major world religious groupings in the world which are subdivided into a total of about 10,000 distinct religions. Of the latter, there were 270 religions and para-religions which had over a half million adherents in the year 2000 CE. Within Christianity, they have identified 34,000 separate groups (denominations, sects, individual unaffiliated churches, para-church groups, etc) in the world. "Over half of them are independent churches that are not interested in linking with the big denominations."

Even considering a single religion, Christianity, within a single country, there are often thousands of individual "Christian confessions and denominations." For example, Barrett et al. states that there are:

4,684 groups in the U.S.
3,364 in South Africa.
2,079 in Nigeria.
1,581 in Brazil.
1,327 in South-central Asia.

Among other English-speaking countries, there are:

828 groups in the UK.
469 in Canada.
267 in Australia
175 in New Zealand.
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PostSubject: Re: WHAT IS THE TRUE RELIGION?   Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:11 pm

Introduction

People often use the word religion to mean the worship of a God or gods. But some religions do not have gods. One thing that all religions have in common is that they help their followers to find meaning in the world. Many people want to know where the world came from. Many also want to know what happens after death. Most religions offer some sort of answer to these great questions. The major world religions of today are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Judaism.


Types of Religion

Throughout history there have been two main types of religion. One type has a single, all-powerful god. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the major religions that say there is one god. Other religions with one god include Sikhism and Bahaʾi.

In the other main type of religion, followers believe in more than one god. The religions of this type include Hinduism, Jainism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Native American religions and traditional African religions.

Followers of other religions do not focus on worshipping gods. For example, followers of Buddhism search for a higher state of being, which means freedom from suffering. Followers of Taoism focus on acting in a certain way.


Common Elements of Religion

Religions usually have rituals, or special patterns of actions, that followers perform. They often have prayers that followers say and holidays on certain days of the year. Many religions have written works that are considered holy, such as the Bible or the Qurʾan. Many religions also have buildings, such as churches or temples, where followers gather for worship.

Religions set out rules or guidelines for how followers should live. Different religions have different rules. However, many religious rules have to do with treating others well and doing the right thing. Religions also have sets of beliefs that followers accept as true – for example, belief in a god and life after death.

Religions have played a very important role in the history of people all over the world. They have affected almost every part of people's lives. For example, religions have affected the way governments are set up, how families are formed and the way people teach their children.


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PostSubject: Re: WHAT IS THE TRUE RELIGION?   Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:19 pm

"World" Religions:


There are many, long established, major world religions, each with over three million followers. We have shown the five largest North American religions



Baha'i Faith

Buddhism

Christianity

Confucianism

Hinduism

Islam
Jainism


Judaism

Shinto

Sikhism

Taoism


Vodun (Voodoo)
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PostSubject: History Timeline of World Religions and its Founders   Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:56 pm

History Timeline of World Religions and its Founders


2,085 BC. Judaism-Abraham
1,500 BC. Hinduism- no specific founder
1000 BC  Zoroastrianism -  Zoroastrianism founded by Zarathushtra (Zoroaster) in Persia
560 BC. Buddhism- Gautama Buddha
550 BC. Taoism - Lao Tzu
599 BC. Jainism, Mahavira
30 AD. Christianity –Jesus Christ
50-100 AD. Gnosticism-
150-250 AD. -Modalism (Monarchianism)–Sabellius, Praxeus, Noetus, Paul of Samosata
325 AD. -After being persecuted for almost 200 years Constantine made the Church becomes a legal religion,  compromise begins to enter.
590 AD.-Roman Catholicism- Developed after Constantine; Pope Gregory?
610 AD.- Islam- Mohammed
1400 AD.- Rosicrucians-Christian Rosenkreuz  (1694 US) Rosicrucians- Master Kelpius, Johann Andrea
1515 AD.- Protestantism- (Reformers) Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin
1650 AD.- Tibetan Buddhism-Dalai Lama
1700 AD.- Freemasony- Albert Mackey, Albert Pike
1760 AD.-Swedenborgism- Emmanuel Swedenborg
1784 AD.- Shakers - Mother Ann Lee
1830 AD.- Mormonism – Joseph Smith
1830 AD.-Cambellites-Alexander & Thomas Cambell, Barton Stone
1838 AD.-Tenrikyo- Miki Maegawa Nakayama
1844 AD.-Christadelphians- John Thomas
1840-45 AD.-Millerites 2nd day Adventists –William Miller then became 7th Day Adventists
1844 AD.-Bahai- Baha'u'llah (Abul Baha)
1845-1870AD.- 7th Day Adventists-E.G. White
1848 AD.-Spiritualism - Kate and Margaret Fox
1870 AD.-Jehovah's Witnesses- Charles Taze Russell
1875 AD.-Theosophical Society- H.P. Blavatsky, Henry Olcott
1879 AD.-Christian Science-Mary Baker Eddy
1889-1924 AD.-Unity School of Christianity- Myrtle Fillmore
1900 AD.-Rosicrucian Fellowship-Max Heindel
1902 AD.- Anthroposophical Society –Rudolf Steiner
1906 AD. -The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
1914 AD.- Iglesia ni Cristo- Felix Manalo
1914 AD.- Oneness Pentecostalism- Frank Ewart, G.T.Haywood, Glenn Cook
1917 AD.-True Jesus Church. Founders Paul Wei, Lingsheng Chang and Barnabas Chang
1930 AD. -Black Muslims (Nation of Islam) –Wallace D. Fard
1927 AD.- Mind Science- Ernest Holmes
1934 AD.-World Wide Church of God- Herbert W. Armstrong
1935 AD.-Self Realization Fellowship- Paramahansa Yogananda
1945 AD. -The Way -Victor P.Wierwille
1948 AD.- Latter Rain –Franklin Hall, George Warnock.
1964 AD.- Eckankar The Ancient Science of Soul Travel (Eck).  Founded by Paul Twitchell
1968 AD.- Hare Krishna (US)- Swami Prabhupada
1968 AD.- Children of God- David (Moses) Berg
1945 AD.-United Pentecostal International- Howard Goss, W.T. Witherspoon (can be traced back to 1914)
1944 AD.- Silva Mind Control –Jose Silva
1945 AD.- United Pentecostal International- Frist sepearted from Assembly of God in 1914. Howard Goss, W.T. 
Witherspoon

1950 AD.-Urantia Book- Dr. Bill Sadler
1950 AD.-Lafayette Ronald Hubbard published his book Dianetics-SCIENTOLOGY
1954 AD.-Atherius Society (UFO’s)- Dr. George King
1954 AD.- Unification Church- Rev.Sun Myung Moon
1955 AD.- Scientology- L. Ron Hubbard
1958 AD.- Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research- Henry Kinley
1958-1970 AD.- Church Universal and Triumphant –Mark and E.C. Prophet
1958 AD. -Henry Kinley begins (IDMR) the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research
1959 AD.-Unitariarian Universalist
1960 AD.-Transcendental meditation- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1960 AD.-Enkankar- Paul Twitchell
1961 AD.- Unitarian Universalism was officially formed.
1965 AD.-Assembly of Yahweh-Jacob Meyer
1966 AD.- Church of Satan –Anton LaVey
1970 AD.-Findhorn Community –Peter and Eileen Caddy –David Spangler
1970 AD.- Divine light Mission- Guru Maharaj Ji
1973 AD.- CARP was established in the United States.  [The Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles] to introduce the teachings of un Myung Moon.
1974 AD.-Assemblies of Yahweh-Sam Suratt
1979 AD.-Church of Christ International - Kip McKean
1980 -1982 AD.- Tara Center-Benjamen Crème
1980 AD.- House of Yahweh (Abilene) Jacob Hawkins
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